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When we make a mistake, it’s so easy to say “Just admit it and fix it”. The reality is … it’s hard.
Managers feel tremendous pressure to always be right. I think it stems from companies who tell employees that they’re being promoted because of how smart they are and how much experience they have. Versus saying to someone “We’ve been impressed with your work. We like the way you think. And we believe you can help us move the company forward.” The first way just adds to the pressure. You know that old saying “That’s why you’re paid the big bucks.”
Truth is … we make mistakes all the time. And sometimes we’re afraid to admit it. Because we think someone might take those “big bucks” away from us.
Today’s Time Well Spent cartoon from Kronos reminds us that good leaders not only admit their mistakes, but they fix them too.
It’s okay to admit a mistake. Then fix the situation.0